Art History's Hotties

Scouring Art History for the hotness.

  1. She knows what you’ve done
(Portrait of Marcia Pascal, a young Cherokee woman, 1880)

    She knows what you’ve done

    (Portrait of Marcia Pascal, a young Cherokee woman, 1880)

  2. She made him so weak, even her wispy pinky could blow him over.
(Young Girl Reading, Jean-Honoré Fragonard 1776)

    She made him so weak, even her wispy pinky could blow him over.

    (Young Girl Reading, Jean-Honoré Fragonard 1776)

  3. His eye for the future comforts the heavy hearts of today

(Self-Portrait, Julius Shulman 1935)

    His eye for the future comforts the heavy hearts of today

    (Self-Portrait, Julius Shulman 1935)

    Notes: 1

  4. She would spend he life looking at everything but you.
(Lady in Yellow, Thomas Wilmer Dewing 1888)

    She would spend he life looking at everything but you.

    (Lady in Yellow, Thomas Wilmer Dewing 1888)

    Notes: 3

  5. …giving her every reason to stay in.
(The Dramatist, Brigid Ganly 1945)

    …giving her every reason to stay in.

    (The Dramatist, Brigid Ganly 1945)

  6. No wonder his painting focused on  grotesque and banal details… he had none of his own…
(self portrait, Ford Madox Brown 1850)

    No wonder his painting focused on grotesque and banal details… he had none of his own…

    (self portrait, Ford Madox Brown 1850)

    Notes: 1

  7. The face that inspired legions of girls to don sassy uniforms and badges of honor.
(A portrait of Juliette Gordon Low, Edward Hughes 1887)

    The face that inspired legions of girls to don sassy uniforms and badges of honor.

    (A portrait of Juliette Gordon Low, Edward Hughes 1887)

    Notes: 3

  8. Rear cleavage meant something else back then…
(Dame mit Federhut in Rückenansicht, Hans Makart 1874-1875)

    Rear cleavage meant something else back then…

    (Dame mit Federhut in Rückenansicht, Hans Makart 1874-1875)

  9. It’s better you not see her face or you’ll never get over her…
(Dame am Spinett, Hans Makart 1871)

    It’s better you not see her face or you’ll never get over her…

    (Dame am Spinett, Hans Makart 1871)

    Notes: 2

  10. With a leg like that, it’s little wonder that Napoléon exclaimed “Voilà un homme!” at the sight of Goethe!
(Goethe in der römischen Campagna, Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein 1787)

    With a leg like that, it’s little wonder that Napoléon exclaimed “Voilà un homme!” at the sight of Goethe!

    (Goethe in der römischen Campagna, Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein 1787)

  11. And so she stared, obtusely… finding his efforts only slightly entertaining.
(Evelyn Nesbit, Rudolf Eickemeyer 1901)

    And so she stared, obtusely… finding his efforts only slightly entertaining.

    (Evelyn Nesbit, Rudolf Eickemeyer 1901)

    Notes: 1

  12. Is there anything hotter then a shackled man?
(Lewis Paine, Alexander Gardner 1865)

    Is there anything hotter then a shackled man?

    (Lewis Paine, Alexander Gardner 1865)

    Notes: 2

  13. It’s just a letter opener, darling… a letter opener…
(Portrait of Julia Makovskaya, Konstantin Egorovich Makovsky 1881)

    It’s just a letter opener, darling… a letter opener…

    (Portrait of Julia Makovskaya, Konstantin Egorovich Makovsky 1881)

    Notes: 1

  14. The harm in asking is that you will only disappoint her.
(Geisha, Fabian Perez)

    The harm in asking is that you will only disappoint her.

    (Geisha, Fabian Perez)

    Notes: 8

  15. No matter how hard he tried she was never amused… nonetheless, he would never stop trying…
(Reverie Study, John William Godward)

    No matter how hard he tried she was never amused… nonetheless, he would never stop trying…

    (Reverie Study, John William Godward)

    Notes: 1